RESEARCH INTERESTS OF BEVERLY J. SMITH
I have recently become interested in asymptotic giant branch stars, which are evolved stars surrounded by large circumstellar shells of gas and dust. These stars lose matter to their surroundings, contributing to the interstellar matter.
In my research, I use a multi-wavelength approach to investigate the nature of the interstellar medium in galaxies, obtaining astronomical measurements at optical, infrared, x-ray, millimeter, and centimeter wavelengths. My current projects involve data from several different telescopes, including the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) , and the SARA telescope. In the past, I have used the telescopes of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the Kuiper Airborne Observatory, the Infrared Space Observatory, and the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Interacting galaxies with Spitzer/GALEX/SARA/Chandra
Some past projects:The 4.5 micron Excess from Dwarf Galaxies
Here are some previous projects:
For a list of publications, click here.
To return to my home page, click here.
Last update: 3/15/2013